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Not a good idea.: I appreciate your desire to be ridded of head lice; but nail polish remover contains acetone--not a recommended product for use on hair. Many newer medications for head lice are now available by prescription that are superior to otc products. If you have already used otc--and failed--then call your doctor and request one of the newer rxs. You'll be thankful you did! ...Read more
No, it does not: There are certain health conditions that are associated with unusual odors of breath. Those need to be examined by your doctor. If you are talking about your baby, please take him/her to the pediatrician to be examined. Things like chronic sinus infections, dental problems, certain metabolic problems, like diabetes and many others can give an unusual smell to the breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If there is allergy: Latex allergy is relatively uncommon (3-5% of the population) but for those affected it can cause different problems. It is possible to see problems with the finger nails, but you'd also expect to see skin changes elsewhere on the hands. It is also possible that with prolonged wear the increased moisture would promote fungal growth. Make sure you don't use artificial nails. They make things worse. ...Read more
Inadequate evidence: These are not fda regulated products so you must rely on the claims of the manufacturer, testimonials and your own experience. Being earth friendly or natural does not necessarily mean nontoxic. Insecticides have been used to remove nail polish. Use with caution all products with possibly unknown ingredients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swallowing dried: nail polish is not good. If you do a tiny bit by accident no worries. If you have a habit of doing that you can poison yourself. That habit may be some OCD that you need treatment for. Start w/a visit to your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Of course, you can: According to the FDA administration, fluoride varnish is under the category of “drugs” that presents minimal risk and is subject to the lowest level of regulation. Is safe and well tolerated by infants, young children, and adults. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more
Skin lightening: No. It is very unlikely that a non-prescription lotion will lighten your skin. ...Read more
Can HIV be spread at nail salon or makeup counter (try on makeup)? Lip gloss and nail polish are liquid, so virus not exposed to air. Chapped lips?
No risk, no worries: It is probable that nobody in the world ever caught HIV from something like this. If you don't have unprotected sex with partners at risk, and do not share drug injection equipment with other persons, you will never be at risk. Don't worry about any other kind of exposures. ...Read more
No : In order to whiten teeth, the whitening agent (gel, strip, tray, etc.) has to remain on your teeth generally for 15 minutes to a few hours. This allows the whitening agent to be absorbed into the tooth, and the whitening process to take place. Unfortunately, swishing a mouth wash for 30 seconds (or even a minute) does not allow near enough time for this to take place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, just annoying: Yellow nails can be caused by several things, including some medical conditions. When it comes to nail polish, though, the yellowing is a result of your nails absorbing some of the pigment from the polish. Dark red pigments are most likely to stain your nails, so try a lighter red, or a different color altogether. ...Read more
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Lip balm irritation. Inner lip only frm lip balm (petroleum jelly, beeswax & shea butter based, all fragrance free). Same feel after eating spicy food?
Lips: You can suffer from irritation from using lip balm especially those with flavoring or petroleum based. It can also come from contact with other irritants you may be eating, chewing, or sucking including meds. However, if the inflammation is only on the inner lip, you may be suffering from a form of lichen planis. Common site. No cure just control. Talk to dentist. Research affliction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Yes, but in higher concentrations than is usually available over the counter. For example, most hydrogen peroxide available in the store is around 3%(or 4), the strength needed to effect bleaching on the top layer of the enamel(about 75 angstrom, very thin) is more on the order of 20 to 30%. This concentration can be very caustic to the soft tissue, and is not readily available to the consumer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer